The NFL season is upon us and with that comes my annual predictions of all 256 regular season games and 11 playoff games. It’s a time-consuming yet entertaining exercise and in light of recent developments (i.e. Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement), my picks are a lot different than when I tried this previously in June.
On paper I feel maybe 1/4 of the league is capable of winning the Super Bowl. Give me the Patriots, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Packers, Bears, Saints, and Rams and I’ll give you the other 24. Which side are you taking?
I think New England’s reign of terror in the playoffs is over starting this season…but then again I said that in 2018-19 and how did that work out? Finally – if I’m correct about my Super Bowl prediction, there will be a massive storyline that will echo throughout the league. Check those picks below plus winners, best bets, and fantasy football advice for the highly anticipated Week 1!
Last season I had a respectable 171-85 (66.8%) record picking NFL games straight up while still finding a way to stay above .500 against the spread (141-114-1, 55.3%). Can I improve on that in 2018? Looking ahead at this week’s slate, I don’t see a ton of upsets on the docket…here we go:
You can’t argue with me that Fall is the best time of the year in sports. Pro and college football, pennant races in baseball, followed by the debut of the NHL, NBA, and college basketball seasons. While November might be my favorite month of the year, September isn’t too far behind.
Every Wednesday in this space I’ll predict the score of each NFL game and the top 10 college games that are of most interest. I’m at a crossroads this week though…while I want to be correct with my picks, I also want to root against some of them. You’ll want to see why…